The Reign of the Occult by Lauren Louise Hazel

The Reign of the Occult by Lauren Louise Hazel
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The Reign of the Occult is a shuddering, thrilling, urban fantasy for Young Adults. Filled with hair raising chases through shadowy streets, frightening fights and mind-blowing magic, it’s sure to keep many a different genre loving reader happy.

The battle between the Underworld, full of darkness, and the Overworld, full of light, has been evenly balanced for millennia. Caught between them is the mortal world, where humans have become so afraid of a magic they cannot understand or control that they allow the Occult to rule them. After the Occult joins forces with the Underworld, the balance shifts and the Overworld is decimated.

But still, in the mortal world, the magic won’t die. It appears when a supernatural being and a human have a child, like Prue.

This is the first volume in an epic new fantasy series that spans the three richly detailed worlds as Prue, her non-magical half-brother Everett, and all Magic Users, fight to survive. They are being hunted by the Occult, who turn the Magic Users they capture into tools to eliminate their own kind and, eventually, to destroy all traces of magic.

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Readers who enjoy Lord of the RingsGame of Thrones, dark romance, and harrowing action-packed adventure, The Reign of the Occult, is for you.  Author, Lauren Louise Hazel has created three separate worlds rife with such detailed imagery and nuanced characters that readers will feel as if they are in that world also. 

Prue and her brother Everett are stuck square in the middle of a battle between three worlds.  The Overworld, home to shaman and their keepers, is a home to goodness and truth.  The Underworld, much like hell, is rife with demons and dark forces.  Caught in between, is the human world which is currently being overrun by the Occult.  In the mortal world, some characters are just human, and some are a mixture of human and magic—referred to as Users.  These characters, like Prue, possess special powers such a foresight or telekinesis.  The Occult is hell-bent on destroying magical Users and eliminating any sources of magic in the human world.  As Prue and Everett dive deeply into what it means to be loyal, to be strong, and to be compassionate, they repeatedly fight for their lives and for humanity. 

The Reign of the Occult by Lauren Louise Hazel feels familiar at the outset of reading, but Lauren soon shifts that familiarity by rocketing readers into unfamiliar worlds packed with imagery and scintillating characters.  Her characters are tough to discern; one doesn’t always know who the good guy is, or the bad one.  This high urban fantasy will take you on a fantastic journey, will leave you panting as if you’ve fought battles for the characters, and will send your emotions spinning as each character plays out their given story arc.  Artisan Book Reviews highly recommends The Reign of the Occult by Lauren Louise Hazel.

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